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Tennis Scandal Doesn't Have to End Like Cycling's

Other sports have paid the price for ignoring corruption allegations.

Is it a racket?

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We may never find out whether some of the players in the 2016 Australian Open are guilty of throwing matches. Tennis's governing authorities deny allegations that they have ignored widespread match-fixing. But the self-immolation of cycling, soccer and other sports shows that denial and obfuscation are the wrong way to deal with accusations of impropriety.

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